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Old 12-22-2005, 04:52 AM   #1
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Question "failed to bring up eth0" problem!


Using Debian 3.1 Stable Sarge!
when my linux boots, it shows all kinds of info. i did notice that at one point it says:
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failed to bring up eth0
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does that mean that my network adapter is not working? please provide some help and info!
thx in advance!
 
Old 12-22-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
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not neccessarily.
it just means for whatever reason you card wasn't initiallised at startup.
try running ifconfig and see what it comes out with. (post the results)

it most likely means that your pc isn't plugged into a network or something similar.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 05:14 AM   #3
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not neccessarily.
it just means for whatever reason you card wasn't initiallised at startup.
try running ifconfig and see what it comes out with. (post the results)

it most likely means that your pc isn't plugged into a network or something similar.
i have installed Debian 3.1 Stable using VMWare Workstation 5.5
i run ipconfig ( from windows, on linux it says when i type this command: "-bash: ipconfig: command not found" ). everything looks just fine when i receive results from ipconfig.
if you can tell me which command i should use on linux to see my network statistics.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 05:46 AM   #4
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thats why i wrote ifconfig and not ipconfig. if your not running as root then you may have to type /sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 12-22-2005, 07:04 PM   #5
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Yes, try pats suggestion,"/sbin/ifconfig" and post the output, maybe also "dmesg | grep eth0" or "ethtool eth0" and post the output. What kind of nic card do you have?
 
Old 12-27-2005, 02:55 PM   #6
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What kind of nic card do you have?
not quite the question you need to answer but what network card does VMWare tell the virtual machine it has. this is rarely the same thing and you'll need to have drivers for the card 'presented' by VMWare not drivers for the actual card seeing as within the virtual machine all you are seeing is a virtual device.
 
  


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